My Grandma's the Mayor : A story for children about community spirit and pride

My Grandma's the Mayor : A story for children about community spirit and pride

by Marjorie White Pellegrino, John Lund (Illustrator)




At first I wanted Grandma to be the mayor. I even helped her get the job. I passed out flyers, helped put up signs, and stuffed envelopes for her campaign. I thought all she would have to do was ride on a float in the Fourth of July parade, be on television, and lead the Pledge of Allegiance. And then I could say, “That’s my Grandma. She’s the mayor.” But I’ve changed my mind. Now that she got elected, I don’t think it’s such a good idea. Do you want to know why?

Annie's grandmother used to be lots of fun, but things have changed. Now Grandma is the mayor, and she doesn't have much time to spend with Annie anymore. With Grandma suddenly very busy and important, Annie feels left out. But late one night, after a terrible fire breaks out in a neighborhood apartment building, Annie comes to feel proud of her capable, caring grandmother — and of herself, too! Young readers will cheer for Annie as she discovers her own community spirit and the pride and pleasure that come from giving of oneself.

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ISBN-13: 9781557986085
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 12 Years

About the Author

Marge Pellegrino's writing for children of all ages includes the books Too NiceMy Grandma's the Mayor and I Don't Have an Uncle Phil Anymore from Magination Press. With more than 100 published articles in regional and national magazines and in anthologies including Cup of Comfort for Women, she facilitates workshops for school, agency and community organizations, and is on the artist roster of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Visit her at

John Lund is the illustrator of My Grandma's the Mayor. He lives in West Vancouver, Canada with his son.

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